What can I do if I suspect a child or young person is being abused?

What can I do if I suspect a child or young person is being abused?

As a concerned member of the public, if you suspect or believe a child is suffering or is likely to suffer Significant Harm, including any form of mistreatment or abuse, you should report your concerns. Any referral will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Worried about a child - report your concerns

Emergency: If a child is in immediate danger or left alone, you should contact the police or call an ambulance on 999.

You can report abuse and neglect by completing the form at the links below, or you can contact us on 01670 536400 during office hours, or 0345 6005252 out of hours

If this is a new contact then please ring:-

First Contact : 01670 536400 or send a written referral to: childrenstriage@northumberland.gov.uk
If you know a child already has a social worker then contact the social workers telephone number or ring First Contact.
For the 14+ Team please ring 01670 622930
Opening Times:
Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5pm and Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Out of Hours 
All calls outside these hours please ring 0345 6005252

Early Help Assessments

To make a referral to the Early Help Hubs please send your referral to :- earlyinterventionhub@northumberland.gov.uk   
For enquiries about completion or registrations of Early Help Assessments please contact: 01670 536400